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Mats Töpel

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg
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Recent publications

  • Exploring Molecular Signs of Sex in the Marine Diatom Skeletonema marinoi

    • Ferrante
    • Entrambasaguas
    • Johansson
    • et al.
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  • Ubiquitin-dependent chloroplast-associated protein degradation in plants

    • Ling Q
    • Broad W
    • Trösch R
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Professional experience

Researcher

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg

July 2015 - Present

Founding member of the Gothenburg Bioinformatics Network

University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology

September 2011 - Present

System administrator for the 'Albiorix' bioinformatics cluster

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research

October 2007 - Present

Bioinformatitian

Bioinformatics Infrastructure for Life Sciences (BILS)

January 2014 - December 2015(2 years)

Programmer in the project SUPER-SMART project

Gothenburg botanical garden

January 2012 - December 2013(2 years)

PostDoc

Department of Biology, University of Leicester

January 2012 - December 2013(2 years)

Course organiser

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research

November 2011 - December 2011(a month)

University lecturer

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research

December 2010

University lecturer

Gotland University, Sweden

October 2010 - November 2010(a month)

Postgraduate fellowship (doktorandtjänst)

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research

January 2005 - July 2010(6 years)

Treeclimbing field assistant in Ecuador rainforest

Gotland University, Sweden

October 2009

Lab/Field assitant

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research

June 2003 - November 2004(a year)

Treeclimbing field assistant in Ecuador rainforest

Gotland University, Sweden

October 2004

Pollen analysis

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research

June 2004 - August 2004(2 months)

Education

PhD

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research

January 2005 - June 2010(5 years)

MS

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research

January 2000 - October 2004(5 years)

About

My main research interest concerns the evolution of chloroplasts, and I am particularly interested in the evolution of the two protein complexes “Translocons at the Outer and Inner Chloroplast envelope membranes” (TOC and TIC respectively). These protein complexes transport nuclear-encoded proteins into the chloroplast, and the evolution of TOC/TIC is an important part of the transformation of the ancient cyanobiont into a modern chloroplast. I am also interested in recent advances in how science is conducted and displayed (e.g. Open data and Open access publishing). Therefore, I have started documenting my research in an open laboratory notebook that can be found on www.matstopel.se/notebook. My PhD studies where focused on investigating the evolution of the genus Potentilla (Rosaceae). This work involved periods of fieldwork (in Sweden, Russia, Ecuador and USA) in order to study and collect specimens, followed by laboratory work to generate data for phylogenetic studies. The latter made me interested in bioinformatics and large-scale analyses of genetic data, which got me interested in various UNIX-like operating systems (BSD, GNU/Linux, OS X), and high performance computing, and how this can be used in biological science.

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